Pomegranate Orchard

Ilgar Najaf’s Pomegranate Orchard has been selected by Azerbaijan as the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards.

The film which world premiered in the “East of the West” competition of the 2017 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival stars Qurban Ismayilov, Anar Hasanov, Samimi Farkhadov and Hasan Agayev.

In Pomegranate Orchard, Gabil returns home to the humble family farmstead, surrounded by an orchard of venerable pomegranate trees; since his sudden departure twelve years ago he was never once in contact. However, the deep emotional scars he left behind cannot be erased from one day to the next.

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